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This program will present you with the best practices for assessment and intervention with older adults experiencing cognitive decline. The book draws on cutting-edge research and extensive clinical experience. The authors’ integrative approach skillfully interweaves neuropsychological and developmental knowledge. Guidelines for evaluating and differentiating among normal aging, subjective cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment, and different types of dementia are presented. The volume identifies risk and protective factors that may influence an individual’s trajectory and describes how to create a sound case conceptualization. Evidence-based strategies for pharmacological, cognitive, behavioral, and psychological intervention with patients and their caregivers are illustrated with vivid case examples.
16 CE credits/hours, 128 questions
Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers
- List the different theoretical approaches used when assessing and treating cognitive decline.
- Summarize various lifestyle activities that are associated with better cognitive functions in later life.
- Recognize the many factors that may increase the risk of cognitive decline or cognitive impairment in later life.
- Discuss the expanding role of technology and ethical issues in the cognitive assessment of older adults, and the validity of these alternative modes of test administration.
- Identify atypical cognitive deterioration using normative comparison standards, and analyze factors that need to considered when assessing cognitive impairment.
- Define subjective cognitive decline (SCD) and discuss its risk factor for future development of dementia.
- Summarize what mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is, and the current diagnostic approaches to MCI.
- Describe how to conduct an assessment for dementia.
- Discuss the use of medications in all stages of cognitive decline.
- Explain the use of cognitive behavioral interventions for older adults at every stage of cognitive decline.
- List the more commonly used or most empirically supported interventions to improve psychological and cognitive functioning in older adults.
Statement of Understanding (downloadable/printable)
"Neuropsychology of Cognitive Decline" - Final Exam Questions (downloadable/printable)